February 3 - February 25, 2025

South Africa

Plus Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park

Escorted By: Cathy Semler

23 Days

43 Meals

Leader

CT Rating

Small Group

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The World in One Country

South Africa is blessed with a diversity of climates, geographies, wildlife, and cultural heritage unmatched anywhere else. Discover new and exciting vistas each day: from the rolling pasturelands of Mpumalanga to the stunning Garden Route.

This small-group experience, limited to just 20 passengers, offers endless varieties of game and bird life, miles of golden sand beaches, quaint country towns, modern thriving cities, and much more. Plus, enjoy a two-night stay in Kruger National Park in South Africa and a three-night stay in Chobe National Park in Botswana.

 Alternate Departure: Mar 10, 2025

3 - MODERATELY CHALLENGING

While relatively easy, this journey features long flights, a number of walks over uneven ground (some with steps) and some hot humid days. Members should be physically active to fully enjoy this tour. Hotels are comfortable, roads are good and the food is excellent throughout the region.

Tour Highlights

  • Three nights in Cape Town, with tours of Good Hope, Table Mountain, and the surrounding wine districts
  • Arid Little Karoo and Oudtshoorn, home of the ostrich
  • Garden Route via Tsitsikamma Forest, Wilderness, Knysna, and Plettenberg Bay
  • Homelands of the Zulu and the Kingdom of Swaziland with opportunities to see tribal activities
  • Two nights in Kruger and three in Chobe National Park for the best game viewing and scenic drives in southern Africa
  • Pretoria, the national capital, historic Soweto and bustling Johannesburg
  • Victoria Falls, Africa’s most magnificent waterfall on the Zambesi River

Inclusive Features

  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to South Africa on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plus domestic flights within each country
  • First class hotels and lodges as indicated or similar
  • Extensive sightseeing throughout including all admissions plus more than five game drives
  • Special opportunities to meet and share experiences with local South Africans during receptions and hosted meals
  • 43 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 20 breakfasts, L - 11 lunches, D - 12 dinners)
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare

Itinerary

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Have any questions? Contact Joilyn at jdoucette [at] craigtravel.com or call 1-800-387-8890

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Tour Cost in Canadian Dollars Per Person

Land only* (Join/Leave at hotel)
$10,215
Toronto
$12,995
Montreal / Ottawa
$13,195
Halifax / St. John’s / Moncton / Winnipeg
$13,355
Regina / Saskatoon
$13,455
Calgary / Edmonton
$13,355
Vancouver / Victoria
$13,455
Single Supplement
$3,295

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Deposit is $800 per person. Final payment is due Tuesday, September 24, 2024.

*Land only price excludes all flights and airport transfers. Land only join at the Cape Town hotel/leave at the Chobe Lodge.  International and internal flights are only included if booking air-inclusive. Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room. Prices are based on a group of 15 travellers plus one group escort  and on rates, taxes and fees effective May 2024 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Group to be escorted with a minimum of 15 travellers.

Insurance is NOT INCLUDED but is highly recommended. Premiums are calculated based on the individual’s age, destination (country), trip length, and trip booking window – please contact our staff to receive a quote. Your coverage starts on the effective date of your confirmation of coverage. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Check our website for the most current information. Refer to the terms and conditions for more details.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Check out some of our frequently asked questions before booking your journey.

What are Craig Journeys all about?

Our goal is to offer meaningful authentic experiences that inspire a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through immersive sightseeing and engaging interactions with local people and cultural sites, we strive to foster a greater appreciation of our global community.

We go to great lengths to ensure the physical comfort of our members, providing excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, comfortable transportation, and more. At the same time, we encourage them to embrace and engage with local customs.

Why should I book with Craig Travel?

All of our tours are carefully planned to provide a comfortable pace, quality accommodations, in-depth sightseeing, and fully inclusive pricing. We encourage you to compare our offerings with other tours available. Check to see exactly what is included and what extras you may be required to pay.

What do you mean by 'Fully Inclusive' pricing?

Almost all Craig Tours and Cruises include all prepaid costs, encompassing airfare and related taxes, hotel accommodations and/or cruise expenses with taxes and service fees, most meals as described for each departure, sightseeing with entrance fees, gratuities for included services (such as guides, drivers, hotel staff, porters), and even airport transfers. For those residing in southern Ontario, we provide transfers between your home and the airport in most areas, while other passengers receive a special credit or an overnight stay at an airport hotel, depending on the circumstances.

Not included in the published prices are personal services and items such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, and beverages with meals or otherwise (according to local customs; for example, beverages like water, tea, and coffee are typically not included in Europe except during breakfast). Shore excursions on ocean cruises are not included unless specified.

While taxes and fees are included in our prices, they always remain subject to change. Consequently, we may need to collect supplements to cover tax and fee increases that cannot be absorbed.